Our Alpaca skins are tanned, softened and handcrafted to the highest standards in Peru. The alpacas have not been killed for their fur. Our skins are ethically sourced from Suri and Huacaya alpacas which have died of natural causes, mainly from the weaker animals and baby alpacas – or ‘cria’, as they are known.
Alpacas roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where Winter temperatures can plummet below 15 degrees Celsius. It is not financially viable for farmers to kill their baby alpacas for their skins. The skins are tiny and worth little compared with fleeces which can be shorn during a whole lifetime. Alpacas can live for 20 years promising shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.